We're excited to announce a host of new option parts for the FF210!
First up are the LWB (Long wheelbase) Rear suspension arms and Rear suspension arm plates. These extend the wheelbase by 8mm to increase stability and calm the steering. The update works particularly well to increase performance on high grip and for flowing tracks. The rear suspension plate is also mounted with an extra screw to prevent tweak within the suspension arm assembly (that could for example be caused as result of an impact).
Secondly are steering arms for the DEX210V3's Multi-Axle system. This upgrade enables the car to make a smaller turning radius, increasing the car's performance particularly on tight tracks (such as indoors).
Last but not least, the introduction of aluminium filled sidepods. These sidepods are stiffer and thus reduce flex, increasing the response of the car and giving a more confidence-inspiring feel to the car. This part also increases stability in high grip conditions.
All parts have been used with success at recent tests and were used to win the most recent round of the MAC Vlijmen Winterkampioenschap. Pre-order for the parts will be opened soon.
Racing has changed. Tracks have changed. To keep up, cars have adapted, but until now have never been ahead of the game. The new Cougar KC is designed primarily for modern carpet and astro surfaces. Offering the driver four different motor layout positions with multiple battery types and fitting options. The KC has the ability to be set up perfectly, on all types of tracks, tight and twisty or open and flowing. All the parts required for all the layouts are included as standard in the kit! The new Cougar KC, on Carpet or Astro it has you covered!
The Cougar KC incorporates prototype features, used recently by Michal Orlowski to convincingly win the EOS in Poland and the 2017 DHI Cup.
New 4 alternative motor positions for huge versatility on different track types and conditions.
New 3 Gear transmission for opposite motor rotation, improves agility and steering on high traction surfaces.
New Multiple battery fitting options. Saddle, square and shorty.
New super sleek, ‘Gull Wing’ wishbones with new anti roll bar option.
New Front outer hinge pin design, grub screw fixing for improved pin retention.
New Adjustable rear shock location in front or behind the wishbones, in the kit.
New sleek, ‘Shark Fin’ bodyshell.
New Lightweight ball mounted, two piece shock cap with bleed screw and vented option.
New Lightweight, twin pad slipper clutch with new ultra fine adjustment spring.
New Larger 5x11x5mm layshaft and pulley bearings, increases durabilty and precision.
New 2 sets of lightweight posts to suit standard and modern low profile batteries.
New Easy to use battery thumb screws.
New Alloy horizontally split transmission housings for easy diff access and maintenance.
New Rear transmission mounted pivot strap. Increased chassis clearance.
New Small, low rotating mass gear differential. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions. Optional ball diff available.
New 2.5mm aluminium chassis, with sensor lead wiring channels.
New Carbon fibre side pods for advanced chassis stiffness tuning.
New Versatile chassis allows conversion between the high grip Cougar KC to low grip Cougar KD spec. 5 cars in 1!
New Front camber captive ball joints.
New Class leading suspension geometry with durable components and a range of optional alloy parts, offering adjustments to set up your COUGAR KC for all track conditions.
New Front 5 deg yokes with adjustable roll centre heights.
25 super precision ball bearings.
Big bore shocks with big bore “CORE” springs, titanium nitride shafts, threaded collars and twin o-ring sealing.
Shock seal pack housing with 'O' ring sealing to prevent loosening.
Compact steering system for improved in-line weight placement, with adjustable and dynamic ackerman.
Front shock tower cover to protect your car and the track from damage.
Strong steel universal driveshafts.
Strong, rigid 4mm carbon fibre shock brackets.
Large “CLAW” high downforce rear wing.
Adjustable rear roll centres, inboard toe-in and anti-squat.
Lightweight, narrower side gears for increased efficiency.
Pro ball studs with 2mm hex.
Quick release idle shaft.
Strong front steering hub, with fine ‘Kwik Klip’ adjustment.
12mm Hex Wheels with clean look and industry standard offset.
Antonio Mangiaracina ( CH) runs with Project 4X
Serpent is happy to annouce that Swiss topdriver in 1/10 EP Antonio Mangiaracina has reconfirmed with Serpent for the 2017 season.,
Antonio started with Serpent to run the new and innovative Project 4X car and has been racing the car for a few months now, as well as helping drivers around him to learn the car quicker. The results are very good already and he really loves the new car and its very different design !
Another brilliant event was held at the Schumacher Indoor Masters round 4 at Worksop this past weekend.
There were 14 heats of entries across the 2 classes of 2wd and 4wd buggy. Once again a huge entry for an event.
This time the Worksop track crew had designed a very fast and flowing circuit, so lap times were going to be pretty quick!
Doors opened at the venue at 7AM and there was a huge flow of people entering the sports arena. Many racers keen to get back racing at the venue as we hadn't been able to have an event here since November, this due to the Christmas Holidays. Many drivers had nice new shiny kit to use that they had received for Christmas presents.
As always the qualifying format was round by round, with the best 2 results to count towards the final and grid position.
It was Danny McGee on form in 4wd qualifying, just ahead of Jack Neal and James Helliwell.
In 2wd it was very close between Neil Cragg and Danny McGee all day, with both drivers taking 2 round TQ's each, but Neil having the faster time which would see him line up on pole position. Adam Perei drove superb and would line up a brilliant 3rd on the grid.
4wd A Final
1 Danny McGee
2 James Helliwell
3 Jack Neal
4 Billy Fletcher
5 Craig Collinson
6 Allan O Brien
7 Mark Fletcher
8 Richard Lowe
9 Ben Jemison
10 Karl Marsden
11 Steven Pierce
2wd A Final
1 Neil Cragg
2 Adam Perei
3 Mitchell Fiddling
4 Craig Collinson
5 Danny McGee
6 James Helliwell
7 James Hart
8 Allan O Brien
9 Karl Marsden
10 Mark Fletcher
11 Richard Lowe
The Series now moves on to round 5 on Sunday 29th January.
Limited spaces still available in both classes, please get booked in if you haven't already done so and would like to race.
Topdriver Tim Benson from Germany joins Team Serpent
We welcome Tim Benson to the expanding Serpent Team. Tim will focus on racing the Project 4X car at major German events as well as ETS races. He will also run the Natrix 748-Wc 1/10 scale nitro car at a selection of events !
This is what Tim has to say:
First of all I want to thank Kyosho for the last years. It has been a great time, but its time to move on.
I was able to test the new Project 4x car and it felt great at the track. With all the diffent setting possibilities it makes the car very interesting to work with, different but very easy ! The feeling of the Project 4X car is very nice and made me change to Serpent.
Changing to Serpent also means a change of the Nitro 1/10 onroad car to the Natrix 784-WC which shows great performance at many races. I am looking forward to the new saison 2017.
Dakotah Phend, using the X Factory Infinity rear tower brace, has won the first two A mains here at the 30th annual C.R.C.R.C. MidWinter Championships. In an unbelievable finish to A-1, Phend inherited the win 100 feet from the finish when race leader Jared Tebo hit a marshal who was working on a back-marker. A-2 was a wire-to-wire win for Dakotah, with second-qualifier Tebo in hot pursuit looking for a way to pass almost until the end.
The X Factory Infinity tower brace moves the rear shocks to the front of the arms. In an interview, Dakotah said, “Moving the shocks forward helps smooth the car out through corner entry and exit, and helps it jump better.”
Dakotah also used the X Factory Infinity carbon fiber front tower. X Factory congratulates Dakotah Phend on a great race win!
I'm very excited to announce that I will be joining Muchmore Racing. I feel
that Muchmore is determined to succeed in the US and I'm glad I can be a
part of that. Look out for all my Team Associated vehicles powered by
Muchmore Racing products at the first race of the year CRCRC.
So far, I have shared friendship with him.
From now on, We will also share our business with him.
We are proud of being his partner in both public and private.
Quelle tristesse !
Rencontré au gymnase Japy en 94, j'ai tout de suite "accroché" avec Nicolas : discret mais toujours prêt à donner de bons conseils !
J'admirais la finesse de son pilotage mais aussi ses grandes capacités de metteur au point !
Revenu à la rc en mai dernier, nous nous étions retrouvés et aimions rouler ensemble. Il me disait : "C'est important Doudou de rouler à plusieurs ça oblige à aller de l'avant et à travailler sur les réglages" !
Voilà, une chute, un bête accident de la vie... Et tu n'iras plus de l'avant... Et j'en suis profondément triste.
Mes prières t'accompagnent pour le dernier voyage... Mais aussi pour ta compagne et ta famille.
Nous avons la tristesse de vous informer du décès de notre ami, Nicolas Maurel...
A titre personnel et au nom de toute l'équipe PETITRC, nous avons une très grande pensée envers sa compagne et sa famille. Toutes nos condoléances.... Repose en paix Nicolas....
(Lors de la LRP Cup en Allemagne dans les années 90)
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